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president obama's deal and allow the bush-era tax cuts on the wealthy to expire for now. so tax cuts for the middle class can stay in effect. but house speaker john boehner remains opposed, saying a tax hike on the wealthy will hurt the economy. >>> today, president obama is hosting mitt romney at the white house for a private lunch. after the election, the president promised to reach out to romney for his ideas. >>> and overseas, the u.s. could be getting more involved in the civil war in syria. "the new york times" is reporting the obama administration is considering options, including arming the rebel fighters there who have made progress in recent days in battling bashar al assad's forces. >>> and more trouble for president obama's expected nominee for secretary of state. susan collins says she will not back rice for the job, until more questions on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya are answered. collins said if president obama nominates senator john kerry instead, he would have no trouble winning confirmation. >>> and breaking news out of new york. lindsay lohan has been
obama on friday just before the president went off to asia, and they are just hoping that this does resolve itself, but the conditions are still a little far apart. israel wants to make sure that hamas never fires another rocket into this state and also that it cannot be rearmed via the western sort of side of gaza and hamas wants to make sure there are no more targeted assassinations and it wants to be able to have the siege of gaza lifted so conditions still quite far apart. >> delicate act of diplomacy. all right, christiane, we appreciate you reporting live for us this morning. thank you. >>> now let's check in with ron with a look at the other develops stories at this hour. >> hey, good morning to you, bianna and dan. >>> president obama arrived in thailand this morning, the first stop on an historic three-day visit to asia looking to develop a bigger presence there during his second term as a count counterbalance to china. tomorrow he becomes the first sitting president to travel to myanmar also known as burma which had been under military rule until very recently. >>> and the
men and jill kelly. >>> president obama is sure to be asked about this scandal when he holds his first postelection news conference today. george and diane will be here at 1:00 p.m. eastern. >>> josh elliott has the other stories. >> we begin with the breaking news overnight. a plane crashing into a neighborhood in jackson, mississippi, right into the house that is now in flames. a woman inside managed to escape just in time by jumping out the window. witnesses say they could hear the plane's engine sputtering in the moments before the crash. the three people onboard were killed. in the bitter irony, they were flying to a safety conference being held by the faa. >>> and two washington snowboarders are finally safe this morning, after two nights stranded on mt. rainier. the two got caught in a sudden blizzard with no overnight gear and only a few crackers to eat. but after calling 911, they managed to build a snow cave and hunker down. >> you guys hunker together for a while? >> yes, we did. >> yeah. not going to lie. >> to keep warm, right? >> exactly. >> what stays in the cave, stays
in that state, barack obama. president obama ended up edging out mitt romney by about 74,000 votes out of more than 8 million cast. florida's governor says his state will see what it can do to improve the voting process there in florida. many people waited as long as seven hours to cast their ballots. >>> and power is finally coming back for thousands of people in new jersey still in the dark since superstorm sandy. miss utility customers who lost power in the state should have service restored by today. 98% of homes and businesses in new york city and westchester county also have their lights back on but progress is much slower on long island where hundreds of angry residents protested outside the power company's offices saturday. that was on saturday. most customers there on long island will have service restored, they say, by tuesday. >>> and actors justin timberlake and jessica biel were among the volunteers helping clean up storm-ravaged rockaway, queens. according to "us" magazine, they were handing out food to victims, victims who live there and were hard hit by that storm. >>> the coun
, islamabad. >>> and the obama administration is extending a key deadline for its health care law. states have have at least an extra month to submit their plans for health insurance in stages. millions of americans are expected to get private coverage subsidized by the government. many states delayed their plans to see if president obama would be re-elected. he was. >>> and the u.s. supreme court will hear a challenge to the landmark law that protects against racial discrimination at the polls. the voting rights act requires all or parts of 16 states with a history of discrimination in voting to get federal approval before changing the way they hold elections. the high court considered but did not rule on the same issue three years ago. >>> finally, good karma, if you believe in karma, for a chicago man who helped clean up after hurricane sandy. john turner and the staff at his water removal business came to new jersey. they traveled there to clean flooded homes. after a hard day of work, he bought a lottery scratchoff ticket. he won 100,000 bucks. not surprisingly, he plans to donate some of
counting ballots in florida. the official winner in that state barack obama. president obama edged out mitt romney by 74,000 out of 8 million cast. the governor of florida will seek to see what it can do to improve the voting process in florida. many people waited as long as seven hours to cast their ballots. >>> power is finally coming back for thousands of people in new jersey still in the dark since superstorm sandy. people should have power restore today. 98% of homes and businesses in new york have their lights back on. but progress is much slower on long island where hundreds of angry residents protested outside of power companies. >>> and actors justin timberlake and jessica biel were among the volunteers helping clean up storm-ravaged rockaways queen. they were handing out food and supplies to victims of the area which was hard hit by that storm. >>> and the country's largest four-year college system is looking to crackdown on so-called superseniors. officials at the california state university system which has over 400,000 students they'll vote this week on what they're calling gra
points. martha, thank you very much. >>> that question to president obama about ambassador rice came from jonathan karl, who joined in on the press conference. and joins us now with more. questions on all of the big issues. but much of the focus on that looming fiscal cliff january 1st. >> reporter: that's right, george. the president will meet with congressional leaders tomorrow. he used that press conference to lay out very bright lines on where he stands on taxes and the fiscal cliff. holding his first news conference since winning re-election, the president took a hard line on his bottom line. there will be no budget deal without raising taxes on the wealthy. >> when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to $1 trillion. >> reporter: in his previous efforts to strike a so-called grand bargain with speaker of the house john boehner, the president proposed $800 billion in new tax revenues. but now, he is seeking twice that. $1.6 trillion in new taxes over the next ten years. that's a bitter pill
details this morning about how president obama is hoping to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff looming at year's end when massive spending cuts kick in and tax cuts expire. before he sits down with congressional leaders this friday the president has invited union leaders and corporate executives to the white house to get their takes on a possible compromise. republicans say higher tax rates are not an option. >>> meantime, a new concern for the financial markets, japan's economy, the world's third largest, shrank some 3.5% last quarter. a sign that japan may now already be in recession. >>> and finally, a major embarrassment for britain's iconic beefeaters. those guards that stand guard in london. the somehow, the thief managed to scale the walls here and steal the keys to the tower, including a key that unlocks the drawbridges. guards reportedly saw the burglar but couldn't leave their positions to chase him. they radioed a night watchman but got no response. we're told the queen's jewels, inside the tower, were never at risk. that is a look at the headlines this morning. for more, le
. thanks very much. >>> another showdown in washington today. president obama has his first face-to-face meeting with congressional leaders over the fiscal cliff hitting january 1st. everyone's taxes set to go up if they can't reach a deal to reduce the deficit. let's go to abc's jonathan karl for more on that. >> reporter: there's not much time left. as one senior white house official told me, this has to be a real start to this meeting. there's no time for photo ops or show meetings. i'm told the president is going to kick things off with a public statement, reiterating his firm position that tax rates on the wealthiest 2% must go up. he will not waiver on that, even as he wants to cut taxes or extend tax cuts for everybody else. that would appear to put him on a collision course with republicans who said raising tax rates on anybody is unacceptable. so, george, potential collision course. but i've got to tell you, both sides are saying they believe something can and must be worked out. >> but to be clear, working things out, the bottom line is wealthier are going to pay more o
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